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Kenny Dalglish: Steven Gerrard Will Not Solve Liverpool’s Problems

Anfield boss wants other players to up their game.

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has warned his players not to expect the return of captain Steven Gerrard to resolve the club’s problems.

The 31-year-old is in-line to make his first appearance for the Reds in six months following a groin problem tomorrow night in the Carling Cup against Brighton.

Liverpool have suffered back-to-back defeats at Stoke and Tottenham to dampen the club’s bright start to the new season.

Dalglish is happy to have his skipper back but has urged his other players to improve on the dismal showing at White Hart Lane last weekend.

“It’s natural everyone wants to chase Stevie, especially after you have lost 4-0,” said Dalglish. “But we’ll see how it goes and when both parties agree he’ll play.

“Stevie has done fantastically well to get where he is, and having him back in the side can only be a good thing.

“But there is plenty of room for improvement after a defeat like that, and we have to correct the mistakes we made, improve, and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“It is about looking at ourselves and that is what we’re going to concentrate on.

“This is about a team and about a squad and not one player.

“Each player has to look at themselves, and correct the mistakes they made – and that is all they should concentrate on.

“We have had good days and we will have a lot more coming but that doesn’t mean we dismiss a performance like that.”

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